Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Time to Mine

Tuesday marked a fairly large update for Minecraft to Beta 1.3. Some of the larger features added a few half blocks added in, a complete user interface makeover, and now you can quietly sleep through the night with creepers tapping on your windows, singing you a sweet lullaby. Okay, maybe not a lullaby, but beds have been implemented.


Here's the full list, taken from Notch's blog, The Word of Notch.

* Implemented a new lighting engine with the help of MrMessiahs (can be turned off)
* Changed the options around, added a new “Graphics options” button
* Added beds. If all players in a map sleeps in a bed during night, the game immediately skips until morning
* Added three new half-size blocks
* Added Delay/Repeater redstone dust blocks
* Added whitelisting to the server. To use, enter “whitelist <cmd>” where cmd is “on”, “off”, “add <player>”, “remove <player>”, “list” or “reload”
* New save file format, old maps need to be converted (that might take a while..)
* It’s now possible to have more than five save slots, and to rename saves
* Scrollbars in both the texture pack list, and in the map selection screen
* Replaced the Mojang splash image to reflect the new logo colors
* .. and a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks!


  1. I'm liking the update so far. Beds seems like a logical addition, but some might complain about it making the game to easy. Whatever, no excuse to play on peaceful anymore. I still want to see redstone powered minecart tracks.

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  3. I would love to play minecraft but is it true that you absolutely have to purchase it to play online?

  4. finally i hated to wait till mornign

  5. beds! awesome. i always played peaceful so my construction wouldnt get disrupted.

  6. That update made my nights a long shorter! love the betterlight mod too!